A dispute over pay and other issues at the iconic Harrods store in London has been brought to an end after security officers and CCTV operators voted in favour of an ‘excellent’ deal from the company, Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Monday 2 March).
 
Unite members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deal – the details of which Harrods has required to remain confidential – that will see many workers receive ‘significant’ wage increases.
 
The deal ensures pay parity between security staff and any future pay deals will be consistently applied across the board. Staff will also not have to attend training sessions on their days off. 
 
Unite regional officer Balvinder Bir said: “This is an excellent outcome for our members, with many receiving significant pay increases. 
 
“Their determination and solidarity were key to achieving this result, which is a prime example of what can be gained when workers stand together. 
 
“Following our members acceptance of the offer, Unite looks forward to working productively with Harrods in the future.”
 
ENDS
 
Notes to editors:
 
Harrods security guards’ strike suspended after renewed talks
 
For more information please contact Unite communications officer Ryan Fletcher on 07849 090215.
 
Email: ryan.fletcher@unitetheunion.org
 
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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.